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Best regards! — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 01:58, 20 February 2013 (UTC)


for letting me know about the structures property -- I didn't realize there was a separate one. I'll fix the rest! -- Phoebe (talk) 16:05, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

creating propertiesEdit

I saw your comment on a property talk page, and I had also noted the lack of the creation link in these instructions, so hopefully this is better. :) Espeso (talk) 15:34, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Great. It is no longer a private club! Thanks, Shawn in Montreal (talk) 15:45, 11 March 2013 (UTC)


Les doublons vont être assez courants sur wikidata, comme j'ai assez récenment créé Q4844763 sur la frwiki, je réalise qu'il y a un autre item existe en enwiki Q7244137, qui est en fait l'aire protégée qui couvre 100% de l'île, ce qui est inutile d'avoir un article pour les deux. Je fais alors qu'un seul article pour l'île, mais sur wikisata comment traiter, les deux items sont tous deux des refuge d'oiseaux migrateurs. Pour ce qui est de l'agglomération/région administrative de Montréal, je vais en parlé sur le projet Québec, j'ai cependant réalisé que la plwiki a aussi items séparés sur le sujet. --Fralambert (talk) 00:07, 18 March 2013 (UTC)


Hello Shawn, you wrote here, Kick-Ass is an "instance of" Actionfilm. I don't know, but I think this would better fit in Property:P136. What do you think?--CENNOXX (talk) 14:00, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

  • Yes, you're right, of course. I've corrected that, thanks. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 14:02, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Useful contributionsEdit

Hello! I noticed your posts on Project Chat. In one you had mentioned about wanting to make useful contributions when bots are doing quite a bit of work. One area that could really use some help is adding labels and descriptions to items. Bots are only adding a few descriptions so the rest need human help. French does not seem to have many people working on it. This page User:ValterVBot/Labels and descriptions/fr tracks progress if you are interested in helping. Thanks! --Tbennert (talk) 01:08, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, yes, I'll look into that! Shawn in Montreal (talk) 01:41, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Actually, user:ThieolBot adds quiet a few French descriptions and labels, so if you want to work on that, I think you should ask user:Thieol what his bot can and cannot do. --Zolo (talk) 08:20, 31 March 2013 (UTC)


Hello, I see that you have restricted the description of P:P366 to usage of buildings when they are different from the orginal. Though I had initially put this propertyu in the "place" section, I do not think it is a good idea to have such restrictions. If the label is general, people will use it in a variety of context, that already happened with other properties. We could make the label more specific but I do not see any benefit in that, and it makes the database structure much more fragmented. --Zolo (talk) 08:20, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Okay. I did leave a parenthetical remark about how usage may have changed, esp. for buildings, as you can see. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 15:15, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I think that if the usage of the building has changed over time, we should list all usage with and, when that's available, add a date qualifier, but that's another topic. --Zolo (talk) 15:25, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Well, I can the label to say "(includes current and former usage)" to prepare for that, if you like. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 15:31, 2 April 2013 (UTC)



The above property is now available and can be used on items. I noticed you participated in its discussion. --  Docu  at 10:49, 14 April 2013 (UTC)



The above property is now available and can be used on items. I noticed you participated in its discussion. --FrigidNinja 12:05, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Site patrimonial du Bois-de-SaraguayEdit

Salut Shawn, désolé d'avoir défait ta fusion entre Bois-de-Saraguay Heritage Site (Q52728466) et Bois-de-Saraguay Nature Park (Q3363750). Si les deux éléments corresponde fortement, ils ne sont pas totalement le même, comme la Maison Mary-Dorothy-Molson (Q28649087) est seulement dans le parc, mais pas dans le site patrimonial. En plus le site patrimonial comprend un petit secteur résidentiel à l'est [1]. C'est l'une des raison pourquoi j'avais séparé les deux. --Fralambert (talk) 21:38, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

  • @Fralambert: Mes excuses. Ils me semblaient identiques, mais je respecte votre expertise. J'ai aussi vidé la catégorie Commons pour le site patrimonial. Est-ce un problème pour vous? De toute façon, il n’ya pas d’article correspondant à frwiki pour le site patrimonial, actuellement. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 21:43, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
    •   Done Je vois que vous avez également annulé mes changements à Commons. D'accord. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 21:56, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
      • Pas besoin de t'excuser, c'est des choses qui arrive. Pour ce qui est des wikis, c'est souvent moins un problème, On peu facilement écrite dans un article que le site patrimonial ne ne comprend pas la maison Mary-Dorothy-Molson. Pour ce qui est de Wikidata, c'est plus compliqué, parce que la maison fait partie du parc, mais pas du site. J'imagine que ça serait aussi plus clair si nous avions des photos des maisons situées sur l'avenue du Beau-Bois, qui sont dans le site patrimonial, mais pas dans le parc-nature. --Fralambert (talk) 21:59, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
        • La prochaine fois que j'envisage de modifier l'une de tes catégories ou l'une de tes entrées Wikidata, je vais vérifier avec toi. merci, Shawn in Montreal (talk) 22:02, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Translation requestEdit


Can you translate and upload en:Forests of Azerbaijan and en:Category:Forests of Azerbaijan in French Wikipedia?

They don't need to be long.

Yours sincerely, Matricatria (talk) 18:41, 5 June 2019 (UTC)